Spring is a week away! Can you believe it?! With spring around the corner, comes a variety of in-season flowers to choose from for your arrangements. Flowers such as peonies, ranunculus, tulips, and sweet peas, will all be in their prime for spring weddings. The bouquet pictured below features bold and beautiful flowers like our orange tulips and peachy watermelon ranunculus, which complement each other beautifully. To balance these colors, we mixed in some white freesia and white spray roses. I love the unbloomed freesia peaking through the bouquet it adds a whimsical touch. Overall, this look is fun, fresh and easy to recreate! Follow the instructions below to create your own bridesmaids’ bouquets!
- 16 stems Peachy Watermelon Ranunculus
- 6 stems Orange Tulips
- 6 stems White Freesia
- 6 stems White Spray Roses
- Floral Tape
- Floral Shears
Step 1: Prepare
Prepare your blooms by trimming the ends of the stems and hydrating for at least 12 hours. Spray Roses may need additional prep of removing thorns and any guard petals (the outer 3-5 petals of the rose), and you’ll want to remove some excess leaves from the Tulips.
Step 2: Making the Bouquet
Begin your bouquet with 3 stems of flowers. In this case, we used a tulip and two stems of spray roses to begin with. Then begin adding additional stems working around in a circle until you have a size you are comfortable with. We made sure to evenly space the Freesia as well as the Spray Roses and Ranunculus to provide some balance to the arrangement. Secure with floral tape.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Finish the bouquet by wrapping your stems with ribbon and tie in a bow or decorative knot. Make sure to cover the floral tape but leave the ends of the bouquet exposed so you can continue to hydrate the flowers before you walk down the aisle! Cut ribbon to the desired length, then use floral shears to cut stems to the desired length.
(This bouquet was created by a FiftyFlowers team member (a regular DIY-er and not a professional florist).
Be sure to also check out our DIY Bouquet: Sunny Yellow Bouquet for more spring inspiration!